Science | Photos | Music | Book

The Silent Spring

A song of hope with an allusion to both the book of the eponymous title and recent┬árevolutionary springs…

The Silent Spring

They tell us history is a lesson to learn
Too many times we ignore it
They say the danger is a stranger to burn
Through the seasons they implore it

It doesn’t matter how near or how far
The border lands we deplore them
They feed us lies that just won’t settle the score
Fail to see that we abhor them

Across the desert a healing wind blows
Now the promise of a silent spring
Though lines were drawn and the borders were closed
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings

They say that fear is the enemy within
Too many times that we have sworn it
From East to West their lies begin to wear thin
The oath I swore I could ignore it

Across the desert a healing wind blows
Now’s the promise of a silent spring
Though lines were drawn and the borders were closed
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings

And through the valleys a healing wind blows
With the promise of a silent spring
The lines were cut but no borders are closed
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings

And in the cities a healing wind blows
With the culture of a vital sting
The ties once cut and all borders exposed
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings

And through the desert a healing wind blows
With the promise of a silent spring
The lines once cut and our feelings deposed
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings
Above the cloud the eagle spreads her wings

Words & Music by Dave Bradley
Vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass dB
Backing vocals @Emmazen
Arranged and produced by dB

The amazing @Emmazen joined me on backing vocals and her voice soars like an eagle on this one. This version is the high-res remixed and remastered song available for download from BandCamp. You can also have a listen via the Sciencebase SoundCloud page.

silent-spring-pinterest

The photo was taken from Stiffkey Marshes in North Norfolk looking across to distant coastal pine trees embedded in sand dunes under a glowering evening sky.